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Articles on Educational Assistance

Employee must have opportunity to contest student loan obligation prior to garnishment. PA 097-0950 November 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 580 The Higher Education Student Assistance Act (110 ILCS 947/80l-5) now requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to give a debtor employee notice before garnishing any of the following: a) salary, b) wages, c) commission, or d) bonuses.
Changes in the Illinois AmeriCorps program December 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 610 The Illinois Department of Human Services ("department") recently took over responsibility for the AmeriCorps program, which was originally under the Lieutenant Governor's Office. 77 Ill Adm Code 2250.
New program helps needy families pursue education, build homes, and start businesses October 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 516 The Department of Human Services has added a new section to 89 Ill Adm Code 112, "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families." 
New Grant Program for Children Raised by Grandparents September 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 Pursuant to Public Act 94-0968, an amendment to the Higher Education Student Assistance Act, 110 ILCS 947/65.75, the Department of Education has added 23 Ill Adm Code 2738, titled "Grant Program for a Child Raised by Grandparent," effective July 1, 2007. 
Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program Implemented September 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 The Board of Education has created 23 Ill Adm Code 2758 to implement the Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program, effective July 1, 2007. 
Amendments made to the “Grow Your Own Teacher” initiative May 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 The Illinois State Board of Education (Board) has amended three sections and repealed one section of 23 Ill Adm Code 60. The changes correlate with Public Act 94-0979 and pertain specifically to the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act, 110 ILCS 48/1 et seq. 
Pilot program for lifelong learning accounts established for health-care workers -PA 094-1006 May 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 Last summer, the Illinois General Assembly added Section 605-430 to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code. 20 ILCS 605/605-430. 
Tuition Waiver Rules Implemented May 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 The Board of Higher Education (Board) has implemented rules, effective February 7, 2007, that provide uniform guidelines, definitions, and limitations for the issuing of tuition and fee waivers by public universities to their students. 23 Ill Adm Code 1075.
New fellowship program created for nursing faculty members March 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Board of Education (Board) has adopted 23 Ill Adm Code 1105 in order to implement amendments made to the Board of Higher Education Act, 110 ILCS 205/0.01 et seq, that provide for the creation of a fellowship program for qualified nursing faculty working at eligible institutions of higher education. 
Students now eligible for awards under the new Monetary Award Program February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 Effective December 1, 2006, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (Commission) has amended 23 Ill Adm Code 2734. 
Changes made to facilitate receipt of library construction grants December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 Effective October 2, 2006, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended 23 Ill Adm Code 3060. These amendments arose because of a funding increase and are designed to help take full advantage of the supplemental grant money.
New guidelines for scholarship recipient information and post-secondary payment requests September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (Commission) has amended part 2761 of title 23, 23 Ill Adm Code 2761.
New grant program seeks an increase in students entering high technology fields June 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 280 Effective on March 22, 2005, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity adopted 14 Ill Adm Code 110.
College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program excludes exception for religious organizations September 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 456 The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently adopted amendments to 23 Ill Adm Code 2775.20 and 2775.50. 
Adult Literacy Grant Program Modified March 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Secretary of State's office adopted amendments to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3040, calling for significant changes to the Adult Literacy Grant Program. 
College saving in Illinois; a new carrot and stick By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2002 Lawpulse, Page 506 Illinois residents have another incentive to invest in Illinois' Bright Start college savings program; and a disincentive to participate in plans offered by other states.
An even brighter start for college savers By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2002 Lawpulse, Page 168 Beginning last January 1, section 529 college savings plans allow contributions to grow tax-free.
New state tax deduction for contributions to college savings plan P.A. 92-439 October 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 516 Legislation signed by Gov. Ryan in August authorizes a deduction equal to a taxpayer's contribution to a Bright Start College Savings Program account.
Farm development August 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 398 On May 30, 2001, the Illinois Farm Development Authority adopted amendments to section 1400 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 8 Ill Adm Code 1400. The rule has the effect of removing the 50 percent cap on using Young Farmer Guarantee Program loans to refinance existing debt in order to improve lien positions.
Secondary Education and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 112.78 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.